The Perfect Book to Start the Year With (Plus 18 Others)
After losing her legs below the knee at 19 to bacterial
meningitis and then needing a kidney transplant, Amy Purdy went on to win
snowboarding medals, meet Madonna, and place second on Dancing with the Stars.
Her riveting memoir, On My Own Two Feet, is shot through with
honesty, compassion, a sunny steeliness, and, above all, a sense of humor:
"When you have prosthetics, you can never again just dash out of the house with a purse, some lipstick, and your phone. My bag was filled with all kinds of tools, because I could never be sure when a screw or bolt would come loose...which is why I always left home with at least an Allen wrench."